CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Competing in its first match of the weekend, Vanderbilt men’s tennis fell short to Harvard, 4-3.
Quickly dominating the match in doubles, Commodore duo Cameron Klinger and Maxwell Freeman conquered Court 1 by earning a 6-1 win over Harvard’s Zhou/Weber.
Clinching the doubles point for the Dores, Vanderbilt pair Christiaan Worst and Panu Virtanen earned the victory on Court 2 by taking down the Harvard duo, 6-3.
The Commodores opened singles play strong with freshman Marcus Ferreira earning his second dual singles victory. He took down Harvard’s Andrew Ball in a straight-set win, 7-5, 6-3 scoring the second match point for the Dores.
With a three-set victory over fellow freshman Harris Walker, Commodore freshman Macsen Sisam earned the Dores’ third point of the day.
The Dores held a 3-2 lead heading into the final two singles matches with Billy Rowe competing on Court 5 and senior Cameron Klinger on Court 1.
With each match coming down to the wire in the third set, both Rowe and Klinger ultimately fell short to give the Crimson the final points necessary to defeat the Dores, 4-3.
Vanderbilt will face Penn State on Sunday as it looks to rebound from Friday’s loss.
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